Tiger Give Back Challenge

Tiger Give Back Challenge

Who: the entire PDS/USN Community (alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, staff, and friends)

What: 24 hours of supporting USN

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 9 through 9 a.m. Thursday, March 10

Where: follow along on USN's social media accounts, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Why: to "Build Community" at USN by supporting the people and programs that make our school special

  1. Create an account on Give Campus to connect with University School of Nashville (sign up takes two minutes).
  2. Connect with your friends and classmates, and ask them to participate in the Tiger Give Back Challenge.
  3. Post on your social media accounts what you do to "Build Community".
  4. Make a gift to USN on Wednesday, March 9.
Alumni Challenge
Team Blue includes alumni who graduated in odd years, and Team Garnet includes alumni who graduated in even years. The goal for each team is to reach 250 donations of any amount during the 24-hour challenge. 
Here is the link to participate in the Alumni Giving Challenge.

Community Conversations
One of the ways we build community at USN is through dialogue and an exchange of ideas. Many important topics including politics, arts and sports will be discussed virtually during the Tiger Give Back Challenge Community Conversations. Please mark your calendar to join the conversations below. 

Community Conversations Video Archive

    • Community Conversations

      Inspiring & Uplifting through Music

      with Composer, Producer & Recording Artist Bryard Huggins '13 and Screenwriter, Director & Musician Jaran Huggins '18

    • Community Conversations

      Is Unity in American Politics Possible?

      with Vanderbilt University Project on Unity & American Democracy Co-Chair Samar Ali and Executive Director Gray Sasser

    • Community Conversations

      Building Community & Breaking Bias: A Discussion on Public Safety Policy

      with NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes Program Analyst Ashtan Towles '15 and Vanderbilt University Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety August Washington

    • Community Conversations

      How Poetry Can Change the World

      with MSNBC Contributor, Author, & Vanderbilt University Writer-In-Residence Caroline Randall Williams and USN English Department Chair Freya Sachs '00

    • Community Conversations

      Basketball Scoop: A Discussion on Women in Sports

      with Vanderbilt University Women's Head Basketball Coach and USN HS Dean of Students & HS Girls' Basketball Coach Nicole Jules

    • Community Conversations

      Surviving 2020 with Big Pivots by Local Restaurants

      with Dozen Bakery's Claire Meneely '00 and Henrietta Red's Julia Sullivan '01

    • Community Conversations

      Words of Wisdom: The Path to College

      with Vanderbilt University Vice Chancellor for Athletics & University Affairs Candice Storey Lee and USN Director of College Counseling Janet Schneider

Save the date for the 2022 Tiger Give Back Challenge

    • Check back for exciting announcements in February with more details for the challenge.

    • Thank you for a great 2021 Tiger Give Back challenge!

Tiger Give Back Challenge FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q What is the Tiger Give Back Challenge?

    Over 24 hours, the USN community will come together to support students, faculty, staff, and programs through gifts to the Annual Fund. All gifts made between 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 and 9 a.m. Thursday, March 11 will show the collective giving power of the USN community during the Tiger Give Back Challenge.
  • Q Why should I make a contribution to the Tiger Give Back Challenge?

    The focus on “Building Community” has been strong throughout the past year, a reflection of the many ways in which the USN experience has adapted to the ever-changing world. Annual Fund dollars are a critical resource for USN’s evolving needs. Philanthropic giving is essential to supporting people and programs that make USN special.
  • Q Who can participate in the Tiger Give Back Challenge?

    The majority of gifts will come from PDS and USN alumni during the Tiger Give Back Challenge. Many parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and even students also show their support to the school.
  • Q Can I follow the progress of the Tiger Give Back Challenge?

    Yes, our success will be tracked up to the second on our interactive giving page. Link forthcoming.
  • Q Besides giving, how can I help make the Tiger Give Back Challenge a success?

    Sharing the Tiger Give Back Challenge on your social media accounts is a great way to encourage your friends and family to join the fun and make a gift to USN. You can step up even more and volunteer to make phone calls or send text reminders to potential donors. There are options to volunteer at home or socially distant on campus.
    Sign up here.
    • Tiger Give Back Challenge: Allison Fundis '99

      Allison Fundis '99

    • Tigers are Great

      Tigers are Great

      Faculty filmed this video early in 2020 to debut in March for the original Tiger Give Back Challenge date, but like everything else, it was put on hold. It is such a fantastic example of the spirit and pride our faculty have for USN. They enthusiastically participated in this production. We hope it brings you a smile during these challenging days.

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